Another Restaurant Find in Portoviejo-Hotel Ejecutivo

IMG_9405As I mentioned before, we have a group of gringos that are trying to find new places to eat in Portoviejo. Someone had suggested, Hotel Ejecutivo. Since the group going to explore restaurants varies in size each time, this time there were only 4 of us, Joy and Harold and Leo and I. We gave this restaurant 4 thumbs up. The decor was lovely, the service was great, the place was very clean, but most of all the food was excellent. Joy and I had chicken cordon bleu. Yum! Harold had a shrimp soup, and Leo had churrasco, which was beef with an egg on top, rice and french fries. Both of the men said they loved their dinner. Joy and I got Caesar Salads. Although they were good salads, they were not real Caesar Salads. The prices were pricy for Portoviejo, but worth it to us. Joy and Harold shared a bottle of wine that cost $30. Leo’s and my meal together ran about $50.00 with a few beers. We shared a cab ride home that cost us $15. This is now my most favorite restaurant. Let’s see what new experiences we find in two weeks.

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  1. JUST WONDERING IF YOU HAVE A WILD DOG PROBLEM ON THE BEACHES. ON T.V. HERE THE ANIMAL PLANET SAID THERE WAS OVER 10,000 WILD DOGS ROAMING AND BARKING. ALSO ANOTHER COUPLE SAID THEY COULD BE HEARD ON THE 3RD FLOOR OF THEIR BLDG. AT NIGHT?????

    • I do not know about the 10,000 dogs, but we do have strays wandering the beaches. There are more in downtown Crucita than out of town like we are, but there are some here, too. They are not attack dogs or anything. When a dog is in heat, they do kind of fight with each other over her. We live in a gated community on the beach, but the dogs can dig under the fence (sand) and get in here. I counted 6 after one female dog on the property. (two that live here as guard dogs, but they are “fixed”, but one seems to still be interested.) They do howl and yap and make noise. We were walking up the walkway and they did not bother us. I believe that someone could have heard the dogs on the 3rd floor. This is why Ecuador is not for everyone. There is a noise factor here. Less out here where we are, but a big problem for some in the center of towns, especially on Malecons. Now, we knew all this coming in and we expected it. We did live on the Malecon and the noise did not bother me. (Roosters crowing at all hours of the night, people partying at 2:00 AM in the pool next door at a hostel, cars beeping, buses going by, bands playing to all hours of the night, holiday noise, fireworks because it seems like a good idea at the time, any hour). My husband and I are lucky, we wake up and hear it, but go right back to sleep. This happens just about everywhere here in Ecuador that I have read on blogs in other towns. Out of town is way more quiet, but then we have a great noise tolerance. Probably what you do not want to hear, but the scoop as I know it. We love it here and we have about 50 expats here in Crucita who are loving it, too. Let’s face it, some leave, too, but each person has to decide what their comfort factor is. Come visit Ecuador to see what your noise tolerance is. For us, I guess we are happy together and enjoy the social interaction of both expats and Ecuadorians and we love the climate and beaches, so we feel we are here to stay!

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